Wolf. Much better customer service, better triggers that are not plastic. I really love mine. Im using it in Colorado this year.
This is what it shoots like at 100 yards with 100gr blackhorn209, cci 209m primers and the 250gr powerbelt aerolites.
well, I couldn't help myself... the $200 Traditions Buckstalker nickel barrel with scope delivered to my door was too hard to pass up. Cabela's is running free shipping right now.
I appreciate all the feed back! hopefully it won't be a decision I regret. just noticed though, I think this model was prior to the Traditions Accelerator Breech Plug, so I might have to mess with a stupid wrench?
bring on the powder/bullet combinations that you like best. my buddy has the Traditions Vortek and says Hornady is the way to go.
maybe I'll stumble on another one of these fellas this year...
That is one awesome buck. You have that mounted yet? Would love to see how it looks now as well. That is a buck of a lifetime right there. Good luck on getting another one of those with your new Traditions.
the reviewers final thoughts speaks volumes about the buckstalker, 1-1/2" grouping is amazing.
There are many variables that play key roles in grouping, A shooter may never have optimal shooting conditions when shooting his muzzleloader
and many shooters get discouraged by poor grouping only to blame it on the weapon but I'd bet most of the problems are created by shooter error,
projectile/powder combinations or weather conditions, those are the most likely culprits but 1-1/2" grouping with a muzzleloader is respected by any hunter/shooter.
I get good groups with Triple7 pellets so that's what I use but if a shooter isnt satisfied with the grouping he/she gets from pellets, loose powder will allow for many more projectile/powder combinations. Good Luck
Reviewers "Final Thoughts:
The Buckstalker lives up to its billing as a compact, lightweight and feature packed budget in-line muzzleloader. The quality and features can be found on rifles that retail for twice as much as the Buckstalker making it a steal. The Buckstalker and Traditions Scope Kit allow you to hunt for less with the confidence you have a durable rifle that will last season after season. It is a quality muzzleloading brush gun that wont break the bank."
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
Last edited by BruceBruce1959; 08-31-2011 at 06:32 AM.
In more years of muzzleloader hunting than I care to admit, I've either had, or shot, about every make of gun there is, and never have had one to let me down. Just find one you like, and don't worry about who makes it, or what somebody else thinks about it. Most guns these days are good. If it fits you, and is within your budget, go for it. Just do your part by careful loading, and proper cleaning, and maintenance, and you'll be fine.
Here's a test, load up 100 grs of black Horn, or 777 loose powder then compare the kick difference with 2 50 gr pellets. The result will be dramatic. You have to do the test yourself. I gave away the pellets I had.